I'm sure I had this dream because I knew I needed to write a post about staying organized today. I knew I should have done it last week but I didn't. I procrastinated. We were busy. We were out of town. Excuses, excuses, excuses.
Hence the anxiety dream about missing assignments.
What are your favorite resources (Products, Apps, Books, Websites, etc.) to help you get organized?
This question has been haunting me for weeks and I've been putting off writing an answer. The truth is...I don't have any resources I use regularly. I probably should but I don't. I don't have a smart phone so apps like these are out. My reading list is already long and neglected...aside from Pinterest I don't have any websites I visit frequently for organizing tips. And even my "organizing ideas" board on Pinterest is fairly bare.
Mainly I use a notebook and a month-at-a-glance calendar. Yup. I'm kinda old-school like that. In my notebook I write myself notes--ideas for dinner or blog posts, reminders to return emails or phone calls...stuff like that. On my monthly calendar I list our activities, any deadlines, and days my husband works late.
The calendar is fairly small with not a lot of space to write on the individual days. I figure if it doesn't fit in the square it's too much to do. I like the month-at-a-glance style of calendar because it gives me perspective on how busy our week/month will be all at once. It helps me to not over extend myself.
And now that I'm pregnant I have a pregnancy journal so my pregnancy related stuff doesn't get lost in my notebook. I write my midwife appointments in there along with notes for myself and ideas for names and other bits of random pregnancy goodness.
And that's it. Those are my organizing resources. What organizing resources do you (or don't you) use?
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